Certification (CCDP/AP)

Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP)

In response to the growing complexity and depth of the field, ILR developed the Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) Program. This certification provides experienced professionals with an opportunity to promote individual growth and organizational success through deeper knowledge, honed skills and additional D&I strategies. 


For CCDP/AP Certification

Additional Information

Review Session and Exam

  • The 3 hour mandatory review session is conducted by a conference call.
  • The 2.5 hour exam will consist of both multiple choice and essay questions. The exam is provided via email to each individual participant.
  • It is a closed book exam.
  • It is confidential and should not be shared with anyone.
  • It tests only the workshops that are part of the D&I Professional Certificate.
  • The exam can be taken prior to completing the required additional workshops.
  • You must register for the review session and exam with ILR Customer Service at ilrcustomerservice@cornell.edu no later than 30 days prior to the exam and within 6 months of receiving the D&I Professional Certificate.


  • The project must be on a current issue in D&I and related to the D&I work at an organization or in private practice. It should demonstrate the application and integration of the key learnings from the workshops in the certification program.  
  • The project must be submitted within 3 months after receiving a passing grade on the exam. Final projects will be Approved or Not Approved. See the CCDP-AP Certification Project Guidelines.pdf (PDF, 208 KB)


  • The certification review session, exam and project approval is $1000.
  • A 1 time retake of the exam is $500.

To learn more about this program, please contact:

Jasminy Joe